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A Look Inside: Reston Hospital Center’s $72 Million Expansion is Underway

by Fatimah Waseem February 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm 8 Comments

Reston Hospital Center has become a construction site as its $72 million expansion kicks into full swing.

The phased project, which would add more than 63,000 square feet of new space, is set to complete in 2019. The expansion adds a new patient tower, intensive care unit and more services for inpatient rehabilitation, women and children.

Construction on a new 403-space parking garage, has begun, along with the expansion of two patient care floors above the emergency room and the women and children’s services unit, according to Erin Echelmeyer, a hospital spokeswoman.

Patients seeking to enter the emergency room must enter through the hospital’s main hospital as construction continues. The previous entrance will likely reopen this summer. A temporary protective tunnel is being built for EMS staff to transport patients, Echelmeyer said

Construction cranes are not new to the 187-bed hospital, which is part of Tennessee-based health giant HCA Holdings, Inc. Between 2012 and 2015, the hospital embarked on a $40 million expansion, which included a 180,00-square-foot medical office and the addition of four operating rooms and 19 surgical recovery rooms in the surgical department.

A breakdown of the project is below:

  • Parking garage on the West Wing entrance.
  • Two patient care floors above the emergency room, including a new 24-bed Intensive Care Unit and an 18-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Expansion of the Women and Children’s Services unit, including 14 obstetric beds for high-risk patients.
  • Addition of a second lab to the cardiac services unit, expected to be complete by the summer.
  • Renovations to the main lobby and entrance, including a glass concourse.

Renderings by Gresham Smith and Partners

  • Richard

    The place is a death trap. Unprofessional staff. Medical errors. Massive billing errors. It’s shocking to me that they can keep the doors open. If you have an emergency, just hope you’re closer to an INOVA hospital.

    • Ted Gebis

      All of the above? Wow. When I’ve had issues at a restaurant, it’s usually one particular item; lousy food, lousy server, or a mistake on the bill. I’ve never encountered all of these items on one visit. I would venture to say that I’ve encountered a few of the items you state above, but over the course of many years and different venues/practices. Have you had a death occur there due to the care provided or do you think they were just picking on you? I’ll bet the food was bad and the cable tv choices were disappointing to you as well.

    • Mike M

      . . . based on what?
      I’ve had one experience there. It was top-to-bottom world class. (Except for billing.)

    • RestonAssurance

      Sounds like Fairfax INOVA. I almost died in childbirth there due to nurse and physician errors. No professionalism either.

  • Cathie Gorman Freeman

    Had surgery there in 2016. Not a single problem. Have been in ICU several times in 2008. Staff was kind and caring. Recent family member spent time in ICU, satisfied with everything.

  • Ted Gebis

    We’ve never had anything but great care here. From the moment you walk in until the time that we left, we were treated extremely well and we’ve never doubted the professionalism of the staff.

    • $$$$$

      I have to agree and the bills sent to my house confirmed it.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Will it include a ‘iconic’ 20 storey tower with fried chicken and kebab parlors ?
    If not, Hudgens won’t allow it

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